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Games

Logitech G560 Lightsync Speakers

Logitech G560 Lightsync Speakers
$200  Buy Link Comment

Logitech’s G560 is a 2.1 sound system with Lightsync technology. Its two satellite speakers have RGB LEDs that can provide ambient lighting based on what’s on screen when the G560 is connected to your PC via USB. It also has 3.5mm and Bluetooth inputs.

Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset

Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset
$259+  Pledge Link Comment

Audeze’s Mobius planar magnetic headphones have built-in sensors that track your head’s movement and emulate sound coming from and bouncing off your walls. These result in an immersive and room-filling effect. It works via USB, 3.5mm or Bluetooth.

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Pizza Titan Ultra

Pizza Titan Ultra

Breakfall’s Pizza Titan Ultra is an upcoming cheesy run-and-gun game. It puts you in command of a pizzeria, which happens to be a 10-story mech. On your way, you can collect ingredients and money while literally destroying the competition.

8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter

8Bitdo Wireless USB Adapter
$20  Buy Comment

8Bitdo’s new wireless adapter lets you use Bluetooth controllers on consoles or computers with a USB port. Use a PS4 controller on a Nintendo Switch, use Joy-Cons on your laptop or Raspberry Pi and more. Of course, it works with 8Bitdo’s Bluetooth controllers as well.

Firmament (Teaser)

Firmament (Teaser)

An all new game from the makers of puzzle adventure games Myst, Riven, and Obduction. Firmament is set to bring Cyan’s trademark puzzle challenges to virtual reality headsets, enveloping players in rich steampunk environments.

Kirby Star Allies

Kirby Star Allies
$60  Buy Link Comment

In the Switch exclusive Kirby Star Allies, Kirby can still inhale and ingest enemies to copy their abilities. But you can also throw hearts to befriend foes. Friends will follow Kirby and provide extra abilities, and can even be controlled by up to three other players.

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s Mario Run

Shaun White’s gold medal-winning Halfpipe run in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was pretty epic all on its own. But Dylan “Tater Tot” Tate decided to give it a little more sparkle and shine with the addition of visuals and sound effects from Super Mario Bros.

Halycon Days

Halycon Days

Along with Don Bluth, game designer Rick Dyer created 1980s classics like Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. He would later design a radical (and expensive) game system called “Halcyon.” Polygon explores the tale of the failed console that foretold today’s voice-based AI systems.

DOOM on an Etch A Sketch

DOOM on an Etch A Sketch

We’ve seen DOOM run on everything from a calculator to a toaster. But this is the first time we’ve seen the game on an Etch A Sketch. We’re impressed with lily-liver’s ability to replicate the game’s screen on the toy, even if he cheated a bit by tracing the diagonal lines.

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO Star Wars Podracer Arcade

LEGO enthusiasts Alexis Santos and Luis Baixinho paid homage to the classic podracing game Star Wars Episode 1: Racer with a one-of-a-kind arcade machine. Made entirely out of LEGO, the machine has you avoiding obstacles while you speed across the desert.

Namco Museum Greatest Hits Vinyl

Namco Museum Greatest Hits Vinyl
$35  Buy Comment

A limited-edition record packed with music and sound effects from classic Namco arcade games like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Rally-X, Mappy, Galaga, Xevious and more. Each disc is pressed in sweet “pixel explosion” vinyl, and comes with an 8-page booklet about the games.

Sony PlayStation Icon Lamp

Sony PlayStation Icon Lamp
$34  Buy Comment

The perfect addition to any gameroom (assuming you’re a Sony fan) – this 12″ wide LED accent light features the triangle, circle, X, and square button icons which set PlayStation controllers apart. The lights can glow steady or blink in a seemingly random sequence.

PET De Lux Retro Console

PET De Lux Retro Console
$Upon Request  Buy Link Comment

Love Hulten’s amazing PET De Lux was inspired by the OG of PCs: the Commodore PET. It mimics the PET’s cassette tape deck and chiclet keyboard, but inside the beautiful wooden case is a modern computer that emulates multiple classic video game systems.

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ColorWare Switch NES Controllers

ColorWare Switch NES Controllers
$189-$199  Buy Comment

Custom gadget shop ColorWare has a pair of NES-themed controllers for the Nintendo Switch. Both its Joy-Con set and Pro Controller are decked out in the NES’ black and gray color scheme with red ABXY buttons.

Mini Arcade & Pinball Machines

Mini Arcade & Pinball Machines
~$20-$50  Buy Comment

33 Games creates teensy (non-functional) replicas of classic arcade cabinets and pinball machines. They’re extremely detailed, down to the mini joysticks and on-screen graphics. They’re built to 1/12th scale, and measure about 6″ tall. They even make a change machine.

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO Fortnite Minigun

LEGO weapons specialist ZaziNombies presents one of his largest scale models yet. It’s based on the minigun from the hit battle royale game Fortnite. The scale model is made of about 6,500 pieces, measures over 4ft long and weighs over 18lb.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered
$40  Buy Link Comment

The lightning fast and well-supported open world arcade racer Burnout Paradise is coming to the PS4 and Xbox One with remastered visuals, with up to 4K resolution and 60fps frame rate on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One. A Windows version is coming as well.

AC: Origins – Discovery Tour

AC: Origins – Discovery Tour

This new mode in Assassin’s Creed: Origins turns the game into an educational experience. Discovery Tour mode allows players to explore the world around them on a leisurely historical tour. The mode includes 75 guided tours of monuments, buildings, and characters.

Crossing Souls

Crossing Souls
$15  Buy Link Comment

Similar to Stranger Things, Crossing Souls packs a ton of ’80s nostalgia. Set in California in 1986, the 16-bit style adventure game is about a group of kids who discover an artifact that allows them to see and interact with the dead. Available on PC and PS4.

Ragdoll Man

Ragdoll Man

Nukazooka pokes fun at the wonky ragdoll physics of games like Goat Simulator with this live-action VFX clip about a young man whose body behaves just like the characters in those video games. Fortunately, he’s got the power of invincibility too.

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Nintendo Labo Overview

Nintendo Labo Overview
$70-$80  Buy Link Comment

Interested in Nintendo’s Labo cardboard kits for the Switch? Let the big N tell you more. This video explains what you’ll get with each kit, how you’ll put the toys together and how you can create your own interactive cardboard toys.

The Rise of the Systemic Game

The Rise of the Systemic Game

Mark Brown talks about systemic video games. These are games where other characters or factors affect and interact with the game’s world, such as weather, animals or police. They encourage players to be creative and can lead to surprising and memorable moments.

Mixbox Arcade Controller

Mixbox Arcade Controller
$250  Buy Link Comment

Unlike other arcade controllers, the Mixbox has mechanical keyboard directional keys instead of an analog joystick (or buttons). It uses Cherry MX key switches and Sanwa Denshi buttons. It works with the PS3, PS4 and PC.

Shadow the Hedgehog of the Colossus

Shadow the Hedgehog of the Colossus

RocketJump mashes up two very different gaming franchises as Shadow the Hedgehog invades the world of Shadow of the Colossus. The result? A game we’d very much like to play, with twisty stone loop de loops and hulking creatures spewing golden rings.

A Case of Distrust

A Case of Distrust
$15  Buy Link Comment

A visual novel about P.C. Malone, a female detective in 1920s San Francisco. It doesn’t have much in the way of gameplay, but it gets both the visual and the novel aspects right. Saul Bass-inspired graphics and good writing compel you to see it through to the end.

Lexip Gaming Mouse

Lexip Gaming Mouse
~$120+  Pledge Comment

Most gaming mice are packed with buttons and scroll wheels. But the Lexip takes a different approach. It has two joysticks – one inside that you control by tilting the mouse itself, and one outside to be used with your thumb. A left-handed version is also available.

16-bit Snoke’s Throne Room Fight

16-bit Snoke’s Throne Room Fight

Whether you loved or hated The Last Jedi, most of us can agree that the fight sequence in Snoke’s Throne Room was pretty awesome. Here, Mr. Sunday Movies brilliantly recreated the scene as if it were played out on a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis console.

Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard

Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard
$90  Buy Link Comment

Corsair’s K68 gaming keyboard has a variant that is IP32 dust- and water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about wrecking it with crumbs and spills from food and drinks. It uses Cherry MX Red switches and is available with either all red or RGB backlighting.

Slay the Spire

Slay the Spire
$15  Buy Link Comment

Currently on Steam Early Access, Slay the Spire combines randomly generated dungeon crawling with deck building. Each character has access to vastly different card pools. Slay monsters and earn new cards and items as you try to make your way up the Spire.

Iconoclasts

Iconoclasts
$20  Buy Link Comment

If you play games for the story, don’t be put off by Iconoclast‘s action-packed and twitchy gameplay. Created by one man over 7 years, the game’s main draws are its endearing characters and riveting tale of purpose and free will. Available on PC, PS4 and PS Vita.

Making Shovel Knight’s Shovel Blade

Making Shovel Knight’s Shovel Blade

For shovelry! Man at Arms: Reforged takes on the signature weapon from the amazing retro platformer Shovel Knight. They took some liberties with its design to ensure that they came up with a shovel that’s both cartoonish and lethal.

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